Jo Ling Kent Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Aug, 2019
Facts of Jo Ling Kent
Date of Birth: 1984 , May-11
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Jo Ling Kent
Father David L. Kent
Mother Shean Yen Janice Kent
Nationality American and Chinese
Birth Place/City Minnetonka, Minnesota
Ethnicity Asian American
Profession Journalist
Net Worth $0.8 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Affair with Joe Vitale
Boyfriend Joe Vitale
Married to Joe Vitale
Children One
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American Journalist and a Correspondent, Jo Ling Kent is a leading American News Reporter. She is well-known for her appearance in NBC News as a journalist. She also covers the global technology sector for the FOX Business Network.      

Early Life And Education Of Jo Ling Kent     

Jo Ling Kent was born on 11th May 1984, in San Francisco, US, under the birth sign Taurus.  She belongs to the mixed ethnicity as her father is American, and mother is of Chinese descent. She is of mixed (Asian American) ethical background and has American nationality.

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Happy, happy birthday to my favorite brother @heyjdk! Proud to be annoying you for 31 great years and counting

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Kent is the daughter of Shean Yen Janice Kent and David L. Kent. She is familiar with both English and Mandarin languages. She is also good at speaking French. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and policy studies from Rice University. She is said to be a Fulbright scholar in Beijing.  Kent also joined the Peking University and achieved her master’s degree in science in International Affairs. She then attended The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Jo Ling Kent’s Career

Jo Ling Kent first started working on underprivileged women and domestic abuses in China for legal aids

Later on, she began her journalism career after being associated producer for ABC in 2009. Before ABC, she served as a reporter and covered a few popular stories including the earthquake in Sichuan and Taiwan Olympics.    

After that, she started working as an Investigative for NBC News. Later, she got the post of General Assignment Reporter and Campaign Embed Reporter in 2012.

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Moreover, Kent also worked for Fox News Radio, and Fox News Network. As of 2019, she is severing as a correspondent for NBC News. 

Jo Ling Kent’s Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income

From her journalism career, Jo Ling Kent has earned a decent amount of money. As of 2019, her net worth is believed to be over $0.8 million.    

As per some online sources, the average salary of the American journalist is $150k to $200k and we can assume that she might earn in the same range. She also has a dog. 


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Happy adoptaversary to our beloved Stella! Big thank you @wagsandwalks (who we met through one of my @todayshow stories!) for making us the luckiest #adoptdontshop 

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Besides, Kent is also an active user of social networking sites and she has more than 33.2k followers on Twitter and has more than 10.7k followers on Instagram as of 2019.

Jo Ling Kent’s Husband, Baby, And Affair 

Jo Ling Kent is a married woman. She tied the knots with a senior political reporter of The Huffington Post, Joe Vitale on 22nd August 2015. They shared the marital vows at Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, New Hampshire.

On September 4, 2018, Kent announced her pregnancy, showing her baby bump on her Instagram account.  They seem very excited to start a  new chapter of their life as parents.   

And according to her Instagram, the media personality welcomed their baby girl in early October 2018. 

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Breaking news! Our lil family is growing! Baby girl coming soon  So excited and feeling very lucky as Stella is like 

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Kent has posted a series of beautiful photos of her baby on her Instagram account. The couple lives a low-key life and does not share much about there relationship, however, their social media gives a little sneak peek into their affair. 

As per Jo Ling's Instagram which has 10.7k followers as of 2019, she is very focused on her career and shares a decent relationship with her co-workers,  family members, and husband.  She is a dog person who has a pet dog too. 

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Jo Ling Kent's Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Jo Ling Kent is 35 years old.
  • Jo Ling Kent's height: she has a height of 5' 5" (1.68m).
  • Weight: 54 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Waist Size: 32B inch
  • Bra Size: 24 inch
  • Hip Size: 34 inch
  • Her in-laws are Lynn F. Conroy and James B. Conroy.
  • She is fluent in Mandarin and French.